Trip number 18 to Samara is just a few days away. My suitcases have yet to be packed, but my itinerary is (packed) with opportunities to share and bless and learn. Several amazing and encouraging words have been spoken over me–so I’m bursting with anticipation. Something great is happening! Many continue to ask what I do in Russia–and that can best be answered by just two words: I water. For a longer explanation, click this link which will take you to a guest post I wrote five years ago for Holy in the Daily. This year I’ll be doing my…
A Walk (along the Volga) to Remember
Some days are meant to be treasured–frozen in time and not forgotten. I had such a day strolling the Volga Embankment with Tanya and Natalia Antoninova. In spite of her frailty (stage 4 cancer), she hopped into a cab with us and we treated her to an afternoon in her favorite place in the city. Why don’t you join us?
Where in the world is Samara?
Admittedly, world geography is not a popular subject in the US public education system. Many people ask about exactly where I go on these adventures to Russia, and when I say SAMARA is about 500 miles east-southeast of Moscow, I often get that “eyes glaze over” response and an uncertain nod. So, for all of you inquiring minds who really want to know… (click on icon if your browser doesn’t show the map.) On this map of eastern Europe and Asia, between Moscow (red dot) and the Caspian Sea (lower left) you will see Samara – slightly to the east…
O Spring, where art thou?
My Heavenly Father knows what the weather will be in Samara; he knows what I will need, and he will provide it